I have a fedora 10 installation where hwclock does not work; it always reports errno 2 (Open of /dev/rtc failed, No such file or directory.) Currently, I have no idea how the system time is set since "hwclock" does not appear in any runlevel or init script.
I also know that /etc/localtime is a copy of an appropriate file from /usr/share/zoneinfo.
The hardware clock is set to localtime, but the value from "date" which seems to rule everything adjusts as if the clock were UTC, and it will not let me reset the timezone.
Of course, I can really set the clock in the BIOS to UTC -- but I have some other linux distos on the box which seem to be making their own way in the world and this all get screwed around with.
I do not care about setting the hardware clock via the OS; how can I get the OS to recognize my timezone and that the hardware clock is set to local time??????